8 Things To Know Before Buying A Vacation Home

By Trulia Contributer to Forbes.com I’ve had a property in sunny Palm Springs, CA for years, so I’m pretty familiar with the ins and outs of owning a vacation home. Having a second home for getaways sounds glamorous – and it can be – and many times, it’s even a really good long-term investment. But don’t jump […]

Waterfront Buying: Top 10 Tips From Agents

Before purchasing that dream home, master these tips from the experts. By Shannon Petrie, HGTV Design. From pre-approval to paying points, buying a home is always a complicated process. But throw “waterfront” in the mix, and things get even more complex. Fortunately, real estate agents who regularly deal with waterfront properties know the ins and […]

Agents Provide Top 10 Tips For Buying Lakefront Homes

From pre-approval to paying points, buying a home is always a complicated process. But throw “waterfront” in the mix, and things get even more complex. Fortunately, real estate agents who regularly deal with waterfront properties know the ins and outs of this process. These 10 tips from the pros will give you a heads-up on […]

Buying Lakefront Property is Different Than Any Other Real Estate

We like to say that you’re not just buying a house, you’re buying a lake! Therefore, all the details of that lake are extremely important for the future enjoyment of your lakefront lifestyle. At least that’s what over 150 people found out at Lakefront Living Realty’s 10th annual “Keys to Buying Lakefront Property” Seminar on […]

Keys to Buying a Lakefront Vacation Home

Buying a lakefront vacation home is a bit like getting married: After enjoying the destination as a casual visitor, it’s time to make a long-term commitment and settle down. Where’s a good place to buy? Choosing where to buy depends largely on where you live, what you can afford, and whether or not you will […]

Stand-Up Paddleboards – Join The Fun!

Stand-up paddleboards are the fastest growing segment in paddle-sports. Hobie Cat, Pelican and RAVE Sports are among a growing number of manufacturers offering popular SUPs, as they are called. As with the other paddle-craft, SUPs can be constructed of a variety of materials, and polyethylene is popular among recreational SUP owners: it’s lightweight, durable and […]

Buying Your Next Lake Boat: New or Pre-owned?

Buy new or buy used? That’s a tough call for a boat buyer, especially a first-timer. There’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on you: your tastes, your budget, your mechanical aptitude. What makes your smile wider? A mint condition new prize or a bargain cleverly bought and burnished? Some say the sweet […]

Four Questions to Ask Before Buying a Pontoon Boat

Courtesy of SavvyBoater A pontoon boat is great for fishing, family outings and parties. No longer looking as if they were built for your grandpa and his fishing buddies, today’s pontoon boats offer smooth rides and sleek finishes. The purchase of a pontoon boat can be a significant recreational investment, but make sure you know […]

Top 10 Considerations When Buying Lakefront Property

At least a dozen times a year, we get calls from folks who purchased their “dream” lakefront home and are now having issues with the property. Many involve the understanding of lake rights vs. lake access, weed control, Lake Associations, Wetlands & conservation laws, zoning setbacks, septic systems, buying in the winter, boating restrictions, etc. […]